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MLS 2017

Post by P.D.X. » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:06 pm

Home openers announced.

Friday, March 3, 2017:
9:30 PM ET – Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (Providence Park)

Saturday, March 4, 2017:
2:00 PM ET – Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire (MAPFRE Stadium)
4:00 PM ET – LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas (StubHub Center)
4:30 PM ET – Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC (Rio Tinto Stadium)
6:00 PM ET – Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
7:00 PM ET – D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City (RFK Stadium)
8:30 PM ET – Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders FC (BBVA Compass Stadium)
10:00 PM ET – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact (Avaya Stadium)

Sunday, March 5, 2017:
5:00 PM ET – Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC (Orlando City Stadium)
7:00 PM ET – Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls (Bobby Dodd Stadium)
9:30 PM ET – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Philadelphia Union (BC Place)

Saturday, March 11, 2017:
2:00 PM ET – New England Revolution vs. Orlando City SC (Gillette Stadium)
2:00 PM ET – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Park)
4:00 PM ET – New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids (Red Bull Arena)
4:30 PM ET – Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC (Talen Energy Stadium)
7:00 PM ET – Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Olympic Stadium)
9:00 PM ET – Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas (Children’s Mercy Park)

Sunday, March 12, 2017:
2:00 PM ET – New York City FC vs. D.C. United (Yankee Stadium)
5:00 PM ET – Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta United (TCF Bank Stadium)

Saturday, March 18, 2017:
8:00 PM ET – FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Stadium)

Sunday, March 19, 2017:
7:00 PM ET – Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls (CenturyLink Field)

Friday, March 31, 2017:
7:30 PM ET – Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (BMO Field)

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Post by mister d » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:12 pm

"Oh fucking bullshit of course we open on the road against Colorado this league is so biased against us, kid!!!"
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Superdraft in like 8 mins

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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Upsetting to learn our 1st went for Poku.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Trading up for a forward is ... weird.
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Post by Rex » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:18 pm

Did I miss the Swamp mock?

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:39 pm

mister d wrote:Trading up for a forward is ... weird.
Why?

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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:39 pm

mister d wrote:Upsetting to learn our 1st went for Poku.
Apparently I take this back. We traded 16th for Poku, then sold Poku for $750K, then used 1/2 that to buy the 3rd overall and the 16th back. MLS is very confusing.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:40 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
mister d wrote:Trading up for a forward is ... weird.
Why?
Our D is really, really bad and we had enough depth up front to usually be sitting someone decent and to give Patrick Mullins away at the deadline.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:44 pm

mister d wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
mister d wrote:Trading up for a forward is ... weird.
Why?
Our D is really, really bad and we had enough depth up front to usually be sitting someone decent and to give Patrick Mullins away at the deadline.
Yeah and DC United appreciated getting Mullins...D.C. just picked up another Terp in the 1st round (defender).

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:52 pm

mister d wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
mister d wrote:Trading up for a forward is ... weird.
Why?
Our D is really, really bad and we had enough depth up front to usually be sitting someone decent and to give Patrick Mullins away at the deadline.
Talent in the MLS draft drops off pretty quickly after the first 5-10 picks, so unless there's a standout within there that fills a need it's more about grabbing value. (Disclaimer that I'm completely unfamiliar with this years draft pool.)

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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:03 pm

I just saw Lewis compared to Nagbe so I've changed my mind and its the best pick.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:55 am

So Ian Harkes signs with DC United. Herman trophy winner playing for the same team is dad's played for. Wondered this was a first as the league is not that old..nope

Teal Bunbury's dad Alex Bunbury played for the KC Wizards (99-00). Teal played for KC for 3 years and now with the Revs.(And I did not realize Teal's Sister is the lead in the Fox baseball show "Pitch")
Konrad Warzycha's dad Robert Warzycha played for the Crew 96-2002. Konrad played for Sporting KC (1 game) Carolina Rail Hawks (1 game), and Columbus (13 games). Option not picked up when Robert lost the job as Crew's Head Coach

Other father son mlsers
Adolfo and Jose Adolfo Valencia (2012)
Onandi and Damion Lowe (2014)
Roy and Ariel Lassiter (2015)
David and Jesus Ferreira (2017)

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:20 pm

Concacaf Champions League changing back to cup format. Phase 1 are minnows playing for 1 slot. Phase 2 gets 4 USA team, 1 Canadian, 4 Mexican, 5 Central American teams, 1 Caribbean. Some overlap between qualifiers for Phase 2 and teams who will play in Phase 1 tournament.

Goal was to line up a little better with MLS season (so MLS does not go into knockout before regular season)

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:05 am

Mix Diskerud left of NYCFC's preseason roster.

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Post by mister d » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:24 am

Saunders too. Smaller name but far more PT last year.
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Post by P.D.X. » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:05 pm

Oh sweet jesus.


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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:55 am

Original Gooch (not that no fangled one at Sunderland) is training with the Union. Nobody is talking about him signing but rather staying in shape and ready to fill a need. How can this guy not get a contract somewhere? Bad MLS team at low wage NASL (maybe a gig that helps him move to coaching). At 34 he is old but not ancient. I mean Boswell is 32 and Beasley is also 34.

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Post by mister d » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:00 am

Moved like he was 34 when he was 24?



(Old USMNT players are about the only ones I can have knowledge of that spans more than 36 months.)
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:48 pm

Well he must move okay because Union just signed him.

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:53 pm

Rowdies ownership, St. Pete mayor, and members of the Ralph's Mob supporters group made their pitch today at MLS headquarters.
Until everything is less insane, I'm mixing weed with wine.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Nat Borchers retires.



Or was it Tormund Giantsbane instead?

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Rex » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:18 pm

govmentchedda wrote:Rowdies ownership, St. Pete mayor, and members of the Ralph's Mob supporters group made their pitch today at MLS headquarters.
Saw their ad in Times Square this week. Will it be as effective as this?

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:22 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:Nat Borchers retires.
That was inevitable. Would love to see him take a staff position at PTFC but he could just as easily go to RSL or Rapids.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:33 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Nat Borchers retires.
That was inevitable. Would love to see him take a staff position at PTFC but he could just as easily go to RSL or Rapids.
I don't see him wanting to come back here, with Kreis and Lagerway gone.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:13 am

Brooks Lennon loaned from Liverpool to RSL

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:15 pm

Is he any good?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:34 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Nat Borchers retires.
That was inevitable. Would love to see him take a staff position at PTFC but he could just as easily go to RSL or Rapids.
I don't see him wanting to come back here, with Kreis and Lagerway gone.
Looks like he's sticking around PTFC in some capacity (sounds like broadcasting). Also Grabavoy is now our head of scouting.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:06 pm

Great headline...
SBI wrote:TIMBERS LINKED WITH BANANA
Apparently Yaya Banana is a Cameroonian defender, who currently plays for Greek side Platanias

Wonder if he played with Cameroonian striker Yermas Dildo who was a big transfer rumor from January

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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Godammit. Can't beat the wlu!

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:27 am

So DC still does not have the final green light on the new stadium (could come tomorrow), but they do have a sponsor. Audi Field. Interesting last year DC's player salary's were just over 5 Million. The naming rights on the Jersey were $3 Million. I know DC will upgrade some players when they get the new field but the Audi thing and chunk of expansoin fees should turn around the finances (luxury boxes, parking, concessions...which DC does not get great deals at RFK) very quickly. Hope the owners put the $ into the guys on the field instead of just catching up on years and years of losses

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Post by mister d » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:17 pm

What's the word on Rodney Wallace, PDX?
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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:15 am

mister d wrote:What's the word on Rodney Wallace, PDX?
A good pick-up. He was a real asset in our 2015 cup run with his possession and defensive abilities. Has a good cross and shot (natural left footer). He's not a burner and won't break down fullbacks on his own but he's great with combinations if he has good ball handlers around him. He's a natural left winger but can also play fullback (as he's been doing in Brazil for the past year). I'm pretty sure PTFC would've signed him if one of our starting CB's hadn't of gone down.

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Post by P.D.X. » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:49 pm

Yeah that's some real cone defense but the attack is going to be good this year.


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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:53 pm

Roses are Reddish, Violets are risen, Nordic Messi makes a bad decision
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:50 pm

Two days until opening day ...
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:54 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:Two days until opening day ...
First game tomorrow night with POR:MIN. Flying into PDX tonight. (Rain forecast for the entire weekend. Yay.)

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:25 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Two days until opening day ...
First game tomorrow night with POR:MIN. Flying into PDX tonight. (Rain forecast for the entire weekend. Yay.)
At my daughter's insistence, I got our tickets for Saturday's home game against Toronto. Crossing my fingers for calm weather.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Pruitt » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Two days until opening day ...
First game tomorrow night with POR:MIN. Flying into PDX tonight. (Rain forecast for the entire weekend. Yay.)
At my daughter's insistence, I got our tickets for Saturday's home game against Toronto. Crossing my fingers for calm weather.

Go you reds!

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Post by mister d » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:26 pm

RIP Diego Valeri's dick.
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